I've decided what I need this year is a couple of writing buddies to help me stay motivated during NaNoWriMo. I've already pitched the idea to my mom, and she is considering participating this year. I'm also trying (for the second year) to get an old high school friend to try it — due to circumstances in his personal life, I might actually have some luck this year.
Although this will be my fifth year doing NaNoWriMo, I've never been able to get anyone I know to do it with me. I do have a few writing buddies I've met during NaNo, some of them dating back to the first year I did it, but it would be pretty cool if I could get friends and family to try it this year.
What about you? Do you have any friends or family who do NaNoWriMo along with you, or are your writing buddies made up of those you've met through NaNo? Or do you fly solo — no writing buddies at all?